Ascent of Empress Mountain on 2013-06-16

Climber: Terry Boulanger

Date:Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Empress Mountain
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:682 m / 2238 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A excellent day for a hike. Drove towards Sooke River Road. Headed up the road just nearly 5 ams. Parked on the side of the road just before the gate. I have uploaded a .gpx file to help you out with the trail.

The trail itself is mostly on a creek bed. This time of year the creek is dry. There are other ways of getting to the summit but this method is the most preferred. bring good hiking boots, the creek bed is all loose rock.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:305 m / 1000 ft
    Distance:14.8 km / 9.2 mi
    Route:Todd Creek
    Trailhead:Sooke River Road  377 m / 1238 ft
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Terry Boulanger
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

Download this GPS track as a GPX file

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